Courtesy of Nicolene Steynberg of Madswimmer, Antarctica.

Yesterday, a team of ice swimmers including Leszek Naziemiec of Poland, Andrey Agarkov (Андрей Агарков) of Russia, Sergio Salomone of Argentina, Paolo Chiarino of Italy, Clinton Le Sueur of South Africa, Alexander Brylin of Russia, Samantha Whelpton of South Africa, Diego López Dominguez of Spain, Victoria Mori of Argentina, Yun Feng Wang of China, Wyatt Song of Australia, Petar Stoychev of Bulgaria, Jean Craven of South Africa, and Ram Barkai of South Africa set off to their journey to complete the first Ice Kilometer Swim in Antarctica.

The Antarctica Ice Kilometer Swim will be held between November 17th and 27th depending on the weather. The water temperature is expected to be 0°C (32°F) or less while four swimmers will be in the water at a single time, accompanied by two rubber rafts, four kayaks, and medical and safety staff wearing dry suits and floating devices who will be ready to jump in and rescue a swimmer if needed.

For more information, visit www.madswimmer.com and www.internationaliceswimming.com.

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